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#1 posted 01-12-2018 09:04 PM

I’ve never went beyond 120 grit wheels for sharpening, but only use 80 grit K- hardness wheels today. Tended to blue my tools with 100 & 120 grit wheels. Cannot tell you how long have been using just 80 grit wheels to resharpen or 46 grit wheels to change bevel angles or repair edge when dropped. I go right from the grinder most times without honing. Also use basic Wolverine system with optional V-grind jig.

http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=sharp-sg

Ask any ten turners about grit of their grinding wheels will get different answers so grit of the wheel kind of a personal chioce thing.

I agree with Doug Thompson (Thompson tools)when he say only people promoting CBN wheels are people selling or own them already. Having said that eventually will buy an 80 grit CBN wheel for my grinder.

If buy CBN wheels can get 120 or higher grit wheels. Included this video where man that sells CBN wheels cannot tell difference between 80 or 120 grit after turning on surface of the wood. There are other vendors selling fininer grit CBN wheels. If decide want to go with a CBN wheels have to shop around for best price.

http://d-waytools.com/cbn-grinding-wheels

-- Bill


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